Play! by Sephora Review – October 2017 – Box #941
Play! by Sephora is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription. Each month they send you six samples, a PLAY! BOOK of tips and tricks, and a PLAY! PASS for in-store learning.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
Every month they ship all of the samples a drawstring bag with a different design.
FYI – There are variations of this box. This review is for the box # ending in 941
To find out which box you’re receiving at the beginning of each month, follow these instructions:
If you log in through a browser, not the app, and go to my account > account details > online orders and open the play! Order Details (it was dated 11/1 for me), you can see the “item number” next to the image.
The Subscription Box: Play! by Sephora
The Cost: $10
The Products: Five deluxe samples plus a fragrance sample, a PLAY! BOOK of tips and tricks, and a PLAY! PASS for in-store learning.
Ships to: US
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Each box comes with a Play! Pass, which is a card you can use at Sephora (in-store) to get 50 extra rewards points, and you can also get one-on-one tutorials and tips of products from a Sephora consultant.
This month’s theme is “Complexion Companions.” Now, on to the items!
BECCA First Light Priming Filter – 6 ml Value $7.60
As soon as I tried this, I noticed it wasn’t made with silicone! It’s a much different feel than your silcone-based primer, but still gave my skin a lovely finish with a subtle glow.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation in Y335 – 5 ml Value $7.17
I’m probably in the minority here, but this foundation wasn’t for me. The coverage is light-to-medium, and I need full coverage in a foundation. It was practically invisible on, though, so that’s a plus for sure.
The shade was a bit too dark for me too, but I appreciate Sephora sending out foundation samples and trying to match skin tones as best they can. (You don’t get a lot of foundation samples in subscription boxes because it is a logistical challenge, so I appreciate being able to test this one out and realizing it isn’t for me without having to buy it!)
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Concealer in Medium – 1.5 ml Value $4.50
IT Cosmetics is my favorite concealer of all time, and this is their new Illumination version of the concealer.
If you have dark circles like I do, this is the BEST concealer I’ve found for full coverage. It goes on a little tacky to the touch, but it’s still easy to blend out, and it stays put. I recommend setting it with a powder, and then you are good to go!
I can’t tell a big difference in illumination between this concealer and their regular concealer, but that’s fine by me – both are fab!
Here it is swatched beneath the foundation:
bareMinerals Mineral Veil – .75 g Value $5.75
I love a setting powder with an added SPF! (This one is SPF 25) UPDATE – looks like I originally linked to a different Mineral Veil. This one does not appear to have SPF.
This is a fine powder that goes on sheer and does exactly what you want from a setting powder: it gets rid of shine, and gives you a more airbrushed finish!
Sephora Collection Triple Action Cleansing Water – 25 ml Value $1.50
Micellar water has been one of my favorite beauty box discoveries over the past few years. I use it every day! This formula is gentle on skin and easily removed all my makeup. (I love using this with a q-tip for fixing any makeup mistakes, too.)
Philosophy Amazing Grace – 1.5 ml Value $1.80
This is a powdery, floral scent with notes of Lily of the Valley and Musk.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $28.32. I think that’s good for a $10 beauty box, especially since the box will always include high-end brands. And I liked how this month included everything you need for your makeup base!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. You have to sign up by the 15th to receive that month’s box, so as of today (10/23), your first box will be the November box.
Coupon – No coupons available for this subscription.
Value Breakdown: At $10 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Becca Primer: $2.68
- Foundation: $2.53
- Concealer: $1.59
- Bare Minerals: $2.03
- Sephora Water: $.53
- Perfume: $.64
What do you think about the October Play! by Sephora box? What variation did you get?
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